Photos: A night with the Seattle Quarantine Parade
Hank Lomasney had all of the ingredients for a parade -- an old beat up '88 pick-up truck, fog machines, lights, and speakers.
"I'm from New Orleans, so kind of anything is an excuse for a parade," he said.
“We do a big Christmas thing every year and we’ve got tons of Christmas lights and stuff like that -- lasers, and yeah, it just made sense to throw it all on the truck.”
“And it looks really terrible, I mean, everything’s held on with duct tape.”
The Seattle Quarantine Parade started driving through quiet Seattle neighborhoods in mid-April in the midst of the pandemic.
The music brings people first to their windows, then outside, and then occasionally to the sidewalk for spontaneous socially-distant dance parties with neighbors.
“It’s a few minutes of fun for a neighborhood," Lomasney said. “I think the social interaction that we’re accustomed to has just been taken away."
“When you’re inside and it’s quiet for a month and then you can step outside and there’s your neighbors and everyone can dance a little bit, it’s pretty cool.”
Below are scenes from Friday, May 8, as the Seattle Quarantine Parade made its way through the Wallingford neighborhood.